Hi! My name is Aura Rascón. I'm an allround flute player and teach both Bansuri lessons as well as modern flute to beginners and advanced. Once I heard Hariprasad Chaurasia play, I fell in love with the warm and enchanting sound of the Indian Bamboo flute! Book a trial lesson !
Hindustani Classical Music
My one-to-one Bansuri lessons offer a solid technical and musical basis and personal attention in a relaxed environment. Get inspired to discover and embrace Hindustani Classical Music seriously or to incorporate the Indian bamboo flute in your favourite music styles!
The Bamboo Flute - India
The Bansuri is one of the most popular instruments of India and one of the oldest of the world. We know of it’s existence since ancient Vedic times, through the holy scriptures that name it. Although a very versatile instrument, the bansuri is deeply rooted in the Indian classical and folk music traditions.
This important element of music making, often unspoken in formal education, is one of Hindustani (North Indian) Classical Music main components. Improvisation is that beautiful and intimate moment of connection with your inner creative potential.
What to expect?
- Body awareness
- relaxed posture
- healthy breathing
- typical bansuri sound.
- personalised exercises
- finger agility
- dynamics, expression
- traditional ornaments
Mozart to Pop Music!
Seeking to discover the modern flute and want to take lessons for the first time? Or are you more advanced and want to bring your flute playing to the next level? I’m an enthusiastic and professionally trained Rotterdam based flute teacher, ready to guide and help you to achieve your musical goals.
As a teacher, I encourage you to discover and develop your improvisation skills in order to gain more freedom and confidence in your playing. Both as a soloist as well while playing with accompaniment and others.
Guidelines and Structures.
In Indian Classical Music there are many clear melodic and rhythmic guidelines and structures. It's amazing and fun to discover the profound world of North Indian Raga Art Music and the wonderful spectrum of sound possibilities of the Bansuri. Step by step you will learn!
Ready for Take Off?
Like all crafts, it takes time, work and dedication! Are you ready to go for it? I will make sure you get there by focusing on all important technical elements of playing the flute. Book a try out lesson!
The lesson can take place at my home in Rotterdam or at your place in the nearby areas. Please contact me about Bansuri Lessons in Amstelveen, Almere or Utrecht.
With a package of 10 lessons you'll have flexibility and ease for best price!
I also offer fun, comprehensive and well structured online courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced players. Book a trial lesson or Buy & Try the 3 lesson Starter's Package!
No Instrument? No Problem!
If you don't have your own flute yet, I can arrange an instrument of quality for you at an affordable price.
About Aura Rascón
Aura was born in Mexico City, where she began her flute studies at the National School of Music of Mexico. At age 17, she received a scholarship to live and study at the United World College, Mahindra College in India for a two year’s period, where she completed her high school education and had her first encounter with Indian Classical Musi through an introduction to Dhrupad (the oldest form of Hindustani Classical Music) singing with Pdt. Uday Bhawalkar.
After India, she moved to Bulgaria to start her formal education on traverse flute at the National School of Music of Bulgaria and later at the National University of Sofia ‘St. Kliment Ochridsky’ where she completed her flute and music pedagogy bachelor studies. During these 5 years time in Bulgaria, she studied traverse flute under the tutelage of Maestro Georgi Spassov, a student of Jean-Pierre Rampal and first flutist of Sofia’s philharmonic orchestra.
After completing her studies in Bulgaria, Aura moved to the Netherlands to continue her studies in classical flute at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Harrie Starreveld.
A year later and after a fortunate meeting with Bansuri (Indian bamboo flute) maestro Pdt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Aura joined CODARTS, Rotterdam Conservatory where she completed a second bachelor and a master degrees in Bansuri and Hindustani (North Indian) Classical Music. She has also studied in the traditional guru-shishya parampara (master-disciple tradition) with her Guru in India at his Bansuri ashram ‘Vrindaban Gurukul’ in Mumbai.
She has been active nationally and internationally as a soloist and as a member of different ensembles as well as a teacher.
The flute is the symbol of spiritual call, the call of divine love - Hariprasad Chaurasia